Whistleblower News

(Guardian) – Pentagon hunts WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in bid to gag website

Soldier Bradley Manning said to have leaked diplomatic cables to whistleblower, plus video of US troops killing Iraqis Read More Here

(NewYorker) – No Secrets – Julian Assange’s mission for total transparency. – Read More Here

(TheDailyBeast) – Pentagon Manhunt

Anxious that Wikileaks may be on the verge of publishing a batch of secret State Department cables, investigators are desperately searching for founder Julian Assange. Philip Shenon reports. Plus, Daniel Ellsberg tells The Daily Beast: “Assange is in Some Danger.” Read More Here

(Rense) – Targeting Whistleblowers – Truth Telling Endangered – Stephen Lendman

On April 16, journalist John Cole wrote:

“The message is clear – you torture people and then destroy the evidence, and you get off without so much as a sternly worded letter. If you are a whistle blower outlining criminal behavior by the government, you get prosecuted.”

In fact, it’s worse. Under Bush, torture was official policy. It remains so under Obama who absolved CIA torturers, despite unequivocal evidence of their guilt. But leaking it risks criminal prosecution for revealing state secrets and endangering national security. Continue reading

Economy

(CNBC) – Video: Jim Rogers, Stock Plunge is Just the Beginning! – Video Link Here

(EconomicPolicyJournal) – Fed Set to Go Nuke to Help Bailout Europe

Needless to say this is complete and utter madness. It is extremely inflationary on a global scale.What’s more, outside of banksters, no one in America will benefit from this move. Every one in America will suffer from the ultimate inflationary consequences. Read More Here

(WashingtonTimes) – Stock market time bomb?

Even the world’s most savvy stock-market giants (e.g., Warren E. Buffett) have warned over the past decade that derivatives are the fiscal equivalent of a weapon of mass destruction (WMD) – potentially lethal. Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Was the Market Pushed? – Danny Schechter

The Wall Street Journal headline on the day after we almost lost the U.S. stock market reported that the wise men on the Street were “baffled” by the big drop Thursday. The Financial Times called the event “Shambolic” as if only a shaman can decode it. Read More Here

(ZNet) – Can the Euro be Saved? – Joseph Stiglitz

The Greek financial crisis has put the very survival of the euro at stake. At the euro’s creation, many worried about its long-run viability. When everything went well, these worries were forgotten. But the question of how adjustments would be made if part of the eurozone were hit by a strong adverse shock lingered. Fixing the exchange rate and delegating monetary policy to the European Central Bank eliminated two primary means by which national governments stimulate their economies to avoid recession. What could replace them? Read More Here

(GlobalResearch) – The Second Wave of the Financial Tsunami – Matthias Chang

I wrote on 23rd November 2009:
“The wave is gathering force and is most likely to hit the global economy between the first and second quarter of 2010. Count on it… The US economy will be spiraling out of control in the coming months and will reach a critical point by the end of the 1st quarter 2010 and implode by the 2nd quarter.” Read More Here

(InternationalForecaster) – Sovereign Debt Crisis: Washington Complicit in Massive Financial Fraud on Wall Street – Bob Chapman

It was 7 years ago we said Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were bankrupt. Most everyone within the beltway knew it, but no one would say anything about it. This as it now turns out they were the poster companies, which led to sovereign debt problems, but also showed that they were involved in massive fraud over several years and many in Washington knew it. Earnings were fabricated in order to create conditions, so that the officers could collect millions of dollars in bonuses. Part of this scam was engineered by Goldman Sachs, which pushed more than $100 million in earnings into future years. Earnings were structured so that they justified larger payouts for executives. Read More Here

(InfoClearingHouse) – Shadow Inventory – A “Lost Decade” Ahead For Housing – Mike Whitney

In its effort to rescue the housing market, the Obama administration has created a Frankensystem which neither allows the market to clear nor solves the intractable social problems of lost equity and foreclosure. Read More Here

(ABCNews) – $18M Being Spent to Redesign Recovery.gov Web Site

For those concerned about stimulus spending, the General Services Administration sends word tonight that $18 million in additional funds are being spent to redesign the Recovery.gov Web site. Read More Here

(WashingtonsBlog) – Americans Have Been Bailing Out Foreign Banks for Years … And We’re Getting Ready To Do It Again

As the Wall Street Journal points out, the Federal Reserve might open up its “swap lines” again to bail out the Europeans: Read More Here

(AFP) – Britain says it will not back European bailout fund

Britain said on Sunday that it will refuse to underwrite a European Union bailout fund worth some 60 billion euros that finance ministers want to agree at emergency talks in Brussels. Read More Here

(BullFax) – Goodbye, stimulus. Hello, state budget cuts

Think states have made deep spending cuts? You ain’t seen nothing yet. Read More Here

(NoWorldSystem) – Video: Bilderberg Manipulated Stock Market Crash

Many theories have sprung up in regards to what exactly happened on Thursday that would cause a 1,000 point drop in the DOW. Some say that it was a computer or human error that caused the trillion-dollar collapse, but few have theorized the possibility of an engineered collapse that would purposefully create more instability in the United States.

Here’s CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo calling the crash in the DOW a manipulated event.

“That is ridiculous”, Bartiromo replied. “I mean this really sounds like market manipulation to me. This is outrageous.”Video Link Here

(Telegraph) – British taxpayers ordered to bail out euro

Britain faces paying out billions of pounds under a European Union deal intended to prevent another financial crisis like the one in Greece. Read More Here

(CharlieVLog) – Video: JOBS SCAM – Quick -We Need Some Good News – View Video Here

(CharlieVLog) – Video: Time Is Running Out

(Solari) – The Biggest 2010 Health Care Act Change You Never Heard About – Catherine Austin Fitts Blog

Is the goal to so overload small business with compliance costs that you put them out of business? We think so. They will not succeed, but add this to a long list of economic hits from Washington in 2010. Read More Here

(Reuters) – 39 pct of Greeks plan to take part in protests-poll

A large majority of Greeks oppose austerity measures agreed by the government in exchange for financial aid and 39 percent say they are ready to participate in protests against the cuts, a poll showed on Saturday. Read More Here

(VisionVictoryVlog) – Video: Breaking News! Greekman Brothers Moment, Shady Reporting by the BLS exposed, and the Dow Jones Continue reading

Video: Ron Paul “We Should Pick Someone Who Respects The Constitution & Civil Rights & Property Rights!

(MSNBC) – Congressman Paul was on MSNBC to discuss the vacancy in the Supreme Court, the SRLC, and Federal Reserve transparency. Continue reading

Obama agencies invoking secrecy provision more often than under Bush

(RawStory) – One day after being sworn into office, President Barack Obama instructed federal agencies to ensure government transparency by complying with the spirit of the Freedom of Information Act law. Continue reading

MSM: Obama’s Secret Slush Fund

(Fox) – President Obama and Budget Director Peter Orszag have thrown transparency out the window and created a black box for taxes and spending on climate change hidden inside the administration’s 2011 budget. Read More Here

Video: Ron Paul on Alex Jones Tv – The Federal Reserve Day’s are Numbered!!

Alex welcomes back Ron Paul, Republican Congressman for the 14th congressional district of Texas, former presidential candidate, founder of the advocacy group Campaign for Liberty, sponsor of the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009, and author of the best-selling book The Revolution and End the Fed. Continue reading

Bilderberger and closed-door meetings: European Union gets medieval with ultra-secret elections

The EU is coming under fire for shunning democratic principles as candidates for top jobs assemble behind closed doors with secret societies as “selection day” approaches. Continue reading

Twenty-Two Reasons Why this Recession is Different and Why it Will Endure

I find it surprising that I’m now getting inquiries from readers, asking if “we’ve reached bottom” in the current economic recession, and asking if the time has come to start buying stocks or residential real estate. It seems that the talking heads of mainstream media are using some sort of voodoo. How can anyone think that we’ve hit bottom, and an economic recovery is in progress? To dispel the myths from the CNBC Cheering Section, please consider the following. (And note that I’ve provided references for each assertion, just so you know that I’m not talking out of my camouflage hat.): Continue reading

Video: Ron Paul on Russia Today – FED evil; World ‘War Mongering’ Against Iran

“I blame the Fed for almost everything” – Ron
(RussiaToday) – October 01, 2009 – Congressman Ron Paul sits down with RT’s Marina Portnaya to discuss rising Congressional support for FED Audit, Tea Parties, Iran, and the U.S. economy. Continue reading

Keeping Iran Honest – Scott Ritter

Iran’s secret nuclear plant will spark a new round of IAEA inspections and lead to a period of even greater transparency Continue reading

Ron Paul Has the Council on Foreign Relations Worried

Near the start of this year Ron Paul (R-Texas) introduced H.R. 1207, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009. The bill was referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. As of this writing, H.R. 1207 has 282 cosponsors. Continue reading

MSM: No end to Iraq ‘torture and deaths’

(Google) – Dreams that the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime would see the end of torture and killings in Iraq have “all but faded to nothing”, according to Amnesty International. Continue reading

Urgency of the American Monetary Act

On Thursday, April 23 2009, Stephen Zarlenga, director of the American Monetary Institute (AMI), delivered two briefings on Capitol Hill on the American Monetary Act that AMI drafted and that may be introduced as legislation during the current congressional session. This single measure has the potential of bringing together the tens of millions of people who have realized it’s our bank-run debt-based monetary system that lies at the center of the financial rot that is destroying our republic and its values. Continue reading

Afghan Poll Already “Stolen”: Analysts

Even before it kicks off, Afghanistan’s showcase presidential election is likely “sold” and “stolen”, analysts warned, stressing that a growing sense of disillusion amongst voters in the war-torn country is adding to the polls’ severe crisis of credibility. Continue reading

It’s time to drag the Fed out from the shadows and open its books to auditors

The Federal Reserve’s unprecedented intervention into the U.S. economy has inflamed more Americans than almost any other issue in recent memory. More than 75 percent of Americans now support an audit of the Federal Reserve system, and it’s no wonder. Continue reading

Video: Marc Faber Slams Central Banks

In an August 12th CNBC interview, PhD economist Marc Faber slammed central banks: Continue reading

“Manufactured Protests” Myth Starts To Crack

The media created myth that the town hall protests raging across the country are artificially manufactured is starting to crack, as the public takes the press to task for parroting the erroneous talking point that the demonstrations are the work of lobbyists and Republican organizations, and that they are fostered by underlying racism. Continue reading

The Obama opiate: Crisis deepens, crowds cheer

Six months since taking the reins, the Barack Obama administration has met its primary objective. It has swiftly ramped up the murderous imperial agenda inherited from Bush-Cheney while the masses, pacified and deceived by the appeal of the Obama image, pay no attention to realities.

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What the Fed is REALLY Trying to Hide In Fighting an Audit

75% of Americans and at least 276 Congress members and 19 Senators want to audit the Fed, but the Fed is fighting tooth and nail to keep everything hidden. Continue reading

Healthcare System or Disease Industry?

“Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it” – Adolf Hitler
Billions of dollars are pumped into the U.S. “healthcare” system annually, and therein lies the problem. According to Transparency International’s influential Global Corruption Report 2006, medical care is one of the most corrupt industries in the world – precisely because such an enormous amount of public wealth is made available to those who profit from it. Continue reading

Video: Ron Paul on the Alex Jones Show

(July 29th,2009) – Alex welcomes back to the show Texas Congressman and former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul. Paul’s bill, H.R. 1207, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009, has gained tremendous momentum since it was introduced in the House last February. Continue reading

Even the Wall Street Journal Says “Break up the Fed”

In a sign of the growing movement to end the Fed, the bastion of the economic status quo – the Wall Street Journal – published an OpEd today entitled “Let’s Break Up the Fed” and subtitled “The Federal Reserve has done a terrible job at financial regulation. Why give it more power?”. Continue reading

Video: Bernanke Unplugged! – the Heartland Tour, Kansas City

(July 26, 2009) – In an unprecedented move by any Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Shalom Bernanke flew to Kansas City, Missouri, and took questions from ordinary (vetted and pre-screened?), struggling Americans at a town-hall style forum, moderated by PBS NewsHour anchor Jim Lehrer. Continue reading

Gallup Poll: Americans Turning Against Federal Reserve

As momentum builds for Ron Paul’s efforts to audit the Fed, a new Gallup poll shows that Americans are turning against the Federal Reserve, with just 30 per cent saying the agency is doing a good job. Continue reading

US Senator Slams Washington Post Defense Of Fed Secrecy

Sanders: “Absolute power corrupts absolutely”

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), sponsor of S 604, the Federal Reserve Sunshine Act of 2009, has slammed a recent Washington Post editorial that contends the Federal Reserve should not be subject to a general audit. Continue reading

What’s the Establishment Got to Hide?

(C4L) – In a puzzling editorial in Friday’s edition, the Washington Post blasted the Federal Reserve Transparency Act as “an unserious answer to a serious question.” The Post, which tends to be predictably liberal and quite bland in its editorial pronouncements, used unusually harsh language, calling the bill “wrongheaded in the extreme.” Continue reading

MSM: No Longer Alone, Ron Paul Fights the Fed

(WSJ) – Rep. Ron Paul usually stands far outside the mainstream in Congress, particularly in his campaign to kill the Federal Reserve. But the Texas Republican now has the bulk of his colleagues standing alongside him in a fight against the central bank’s autonomy. Continue reading

Video: Ron Paul – “The Federal Reserve is a Government Unto Itself”

(C4L) – On Wednesday, July 22, 2009, Dr. Paul appeared on MSNBC to discuss transparency and secrecy at the Federal Reserve, the historic movement to Audit the Fed, and what can be done to ensure HR 1207/S 604 pass the House and Senate. Continue reading

Video: Bernanke – “I Don’t Know” Which Foreign Banks Were Given Half a Trillion

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke was confronted yesterday by Congressman Alan Grayson about which foreign banks were the recipients of Federal Reserve credit swaps, but he was unable to provide an answer as to where over half a trillion dollars had gone. Continue reading

Video: Alan Grayson grills Ben Bernanke on Foreign Lending

(C-SPAN) – Alan Grayson, a Florida Democrat who has been very critical in the past of Fed actions takes it to Bernanke today regarding foreign central bank lending. If the 90 or so Democratic cosponsors of Ron Paul’s HR1207 bill doesn’t convince you that Fed transparency is bipartisan then Grayson’s grilling of Bernanke should. Continue reading

Cost Of Bailout Hits A Whopping $24 Trillion Dollars

According to the watchdog overseeing the federal government’s financial bailout program, the full exposure since 2007 amounts to a whopping $23.7 trillion dollars, or $80,000 for every American citizen. Continue reading

Video: Ron Paul “Hottest Story of the Summer” Audit the Fed!

(RussiaToday) – Congressman Ron Paul and 263 other members of Congress are demanding an investigation into the U.S. Federal Reserve system, igniting a battle between members of Congress and the American financial elite, who say auditing the Fed would result in ‘grave consequences’. Continue reading

Video: Fed Independence or Fed Secrecy?

(C4L) – Last week I was very pleased that hearings were held on the independence of the Federal Reserve system. My bill HR 1207, known as the Federal Reserve Transparency Act, was discussed at length, as well as the general question of whether or not the Federal Reserve should continue to operate independently. Continue reading

Momentum builds toward possible end of this U.S. agency

(WND) – A movement to audit the Federal Reserve – the private institution that virtually controls U.S. interest rates, money supply and other economic influences – is gaining momentum in the House and Senate while the Fed ramps up its efforts to thwart scrutiny of its books. Continue reading

Ron Paul Strikes Gold

Why the oft-marginalized congressman is the greatest threat to Obama’s regulatory plan. Continue reading

Federal Reserve To Be Given Sweeping New Powers

Bankers get what they lobbied for, media reports total lack of transparency as “regulation” Continue reading

Senior Democrat Says Obama’s Czars Unconstitutional

Last week President Obama appointed yet another “czar” with massive government power, answering only to him. Even before this latest appointment, the top-ranking Democrat in the Senate wrote President Obama a letter saying that these czars are unconstitutional. Continue reading

Video: Ron Paul on The Alex Jones Show – “Audit The Fed!!!”

Representative Ron Paul is interviewed by Alex Jones regarding the progress of H.R. 1207 “The Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009” Continue reading

Obama to ban PoW photos exposing rape, torture

The US administration asks an appeals court to stop the release of prisoner abuse images, showing that Obama has fully backtracked on his promise of transparency. Continue reading